ScoMo’s low-key holiday: Prime Minister is spotted wearing a t-shirt with a VERY strange slogan as he tries to blend in at a gift shop on the NSW south coast
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison was seen in a boutique homewares store in Berry
- He cut a casual figure while wearing a bizarre T-shirt from Hairyman Brewery
- It comes a year after he infamously holidayed in Hawaii as the nation burned
The prime minister took some time away from the spotlight last week and left his gaffe-prone deputy Michael McCormack acting PM in his absence.
Trying to keep a low profile, Mr Morrison was spotted browsing at the Few and Far homewares store in Berry during the week.
Store management told Daily Mail Australia they had no idea he’d even been in store, and he must have done a decent job at going incognito.
Pictured: Scott Morrison trying to blend in with the crowd at a gift shop in Berry on the NSW south coast
Pictured: The shirt Scott Morrison wore on holidays. The shirt reads: ‘Hold on to your hairyman’
A local who shared a photo of Mr Morrison at the store told Sydney Morning Herald he was stocking up on gifts at the boutique.
The nation’s leader cut a casual figure while wearing a bizarre T-shirt from Hairyman Brewery, a craft beer venue in Caringbah in his electorate of Cook, during the day out.
The shirt read: ‘Hold on to your hairyman’, and raised a few eyebrows within the community.
Mr Morrison is prone to fashion faux pas but effectively used his ‘daggy dad’ look to appeal to middle Australia in in 2019 election.
The trip was not confirmed until several days into the holiday when a photo emerged of the leader on the beach (pictured)
Pictured: Scott Morrison with a family of fans at the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel on Thursday
Berry wasn’t the only coastal town Mr Morrison hit as on Thursday he was snapped at a table teeming with fans at the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel.
Manager Leslee Maddinson was not working that day but told the Blayney Chronicle the leader got a ‘reasonably good reception’.
The father-of-two is not stranger to hanging with voters at the country pub, having stayed there over Christmas in 2018.
The prime minister announced in advance he was taking a week of leave, in an apparent attempt to avoid repeating his disastrous trip to Hawaii in 2019.
As the swaths of the country were reduced to cinders amid the most disastrous bushfire season on record, Mr Morrison took his family on a trip to the idyllic U.S state.
Pictured: Scott Morrison on a beach with his wife Jenny and two daughters Abbey and Lily
The trip was kept secret and not confirmed until several days into the holiday when a photo emerged of the leader on the beach.
His decision sparked widespread outrage, and Mr Morrison returned from the holiday early to apologise for offending the community.
When announcing plans for his most recent family trip on Monday, Mr Morrison assured the public he would still be in the loop regarding the Covid pandemic.
‘While away I remain in contact with the chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, who will brief me on Covid-19 issues as they occur,’ Mr Morrison said.
He will return to duties on Monday.